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Camp Cooper is located in the coast range where logging was a major economy -- our old-growth timber preserve, with its nature trail and waterfall, reminds us of the pristine forests of the great northwest.
Camp Cooper has been designated the council's training camp, and is home to the outstanding National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) programs.
NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course based on the syllabus of the National youth training program. This training course closely mirrors the same training that adult leaders recieve during Wood Badge, so a troop that has adults and youth who have completed Wood Badge and NYLT will be a troop that is stronger, better organized, and provides outstanding Scouting for boys. Please visit the NYLT page for more details and to place a reservation.
Cooper also hosts Wood Badge courses, and is a popular destination for guest group rentals during summer months, especially organizations wishing to hold week-long summer camps.
Located near Willamina, Oregon, and 90 minutes southwest of Portland, Camp Cooper is open for weekend camping September through June depending on current snow level. Reservations and tour permits are required. Camp boasts a delightful self-guided nature trail, waterfall, wild berries, and fishing on Lake Hurl. Camp Cooper is an ideal camp for troops wishing to enjoy the back country. A resident camp ranger and campmaster crew are on site each weekend. Drinking water is available from one central location, October 1 to June 1. Chains are required on your vehicle from November 15 to April 1.
Size: 240 acres
Location: 30 minutes north of Willamina, Oregon
GPS Coordinates: 45. 15.035n / 123. 30.357w
Mailing Address: 6000 SW Bald Mountain Road, Willamina, OR 97396
Date Acquired: 1932
Maps: Click here to download trail maps of camp, and highway maps to camp